How to Succeed in a Virtual Recruiter Session

Job seekers are encouraged to take advantage of every opportunity to meet and network with HR managers and recruiters from prospective employers, because getting in front of a recruiter may increase your chances of landing a position with an organization. Therefore, on November 15, UMUC’s Office of Career Services will host a Virtual Recruiter Session with Navy Federal Credit Union, eGlobal Tech, Mar Inc., FirstData and more. These premier employers are looking for talented UMUC students and alumni to fill open positions at each company.Continue Reading

“Why You?” Selling Yourself in an Interview

After creating an impressive resume, performing well in the interview is the next critical step towards securing your target opportunity. Chances are, you will be asked, “Why should we hire you?” at some point in the hiring process, so it is critical that you consider your answers to questions such as:Continue Reading

So, You Want to Work for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, UMUC Career Services welcomed several officers from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to the UMUC Academic Center in Largo, MD. These officers represented departments from across the Agency and were recruiting for a wide variety of positions. The day began with a presentation delivered by CIA representatives sharing a variety of tips about the application process and what it is like to work at the Agency. Following the presentation, attendees had the opportunity to engage in one-on-one networking with the recruiters. Continue Reading

Creating a ‘Career Highlight Reel’ to Ace the Interview Game

Featuring alumna Dr. Christine Hagedorn ‘13

As a career advising specialist at University of Maryland University College (UMUC), I have the pleasure of working with students and alumni at various stages of their career. I provide coaching on a variety of career development topics, and interview preparation is certainly one of the popular ones. Continue Reading